September 13, 2021 Hazlehurst - Dr. Jason Laney walks back to an intensive care unit (ICU) at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst on Monday, September 13, 2021. Dr. Jason Laney, a family medicine doctor who is the closest thing this tiny rural Georgia hospital has to a doctor who's trained in critical care, and has been leading the charge against covid-19, sleeping 3 hours a night. Together with the hospital team they saved the life of the town principal, calling 200 hospitals to get him accepted at one with machinery that could save him. (Hyosub Shin /
AN AJC EXCLUSIVE: Rural hospital fights to save principal’s life
Doctor frantically tries to find a big hospital with equipment to relieve the COVID-19 patient’s lungs; such calls are more common lately
Nursing staff put on PPE before they attend to a COVID-19 patient at Memorial Health's Heart and Vascular Institute in Savannah on Thursday. (Hyosub Shin /
Inside Savannah hospital, staff manages deluge of COVID patients
Walk through the COVID-19 wards of this city’s largest hospital and things seem eerily calm, but behind closed doors, the situation is increasingly dire